The Sound of Insects
Winner of the European Film Academy Documentary 2009 award "for its skillful exploration of minimalistic means to create an extraordinary visual story between life and death."
3 out of 4 stars: "Economical and violent like a psychoanalyst's words in a good session..." - Slant Magazine
A profound inquiry into the art of representation, Peter Liechti's The Sound of Insects probes the ever-elusive and mystifying line between life and death. The film also blurs the line between documentary and fiction. A hunter in a remote corner of the Austrian wilderness, makes the horrifying discovery of a desiccated human corpse in a makeshift tent deep in the forest. Who was this person? Why did he die? The dead body releases its secrets in a day-by-day account fusing fiction and reality in an unsettling, highly sensory narrative.
Based on the Japanese novel by Shimada Masahiko, which in turn is based on fact.
View the trailer here!
Craig Blinderman, M.D., chief of the Adult Palliative Medicine Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University joins poet Paul Muldoon after the screening.
2008, Peter Liechti, Switzerland, 87 min.
Only 10 screenings!
Wednesday December 22, 7 p.m. - premiere
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